Metal–organic frameworks

Shuttling in the solid state

Incorporating mechanically interlocked molecular shuttles within a metal–organic framework that has enough free space in the crystal lattice to permit volume-conserving translational motion sets the stage for defect-free molecular-electronic device fabrication and more.

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Figure 1: Metal–organic rotaxane frameworks.

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Olson, M. Shuttling in the solid state. Nature Chem 7, 470–471 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2268

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